Writing Apps and Websites

These apps and websites cover several of the skills that kids need to become strong writers. Whether you have a preschooler just learning to form letters or an older kid who's learning the the finer points of constructing stories and self-expression through writing, you'll find excellent learning tools on our list.

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Build (and hear) simple stories by filling in the blanks.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
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Fantastic, customizable tracing practice with fun rewards.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2013)
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Electric Company app helps kids learn to express emotions.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2011)
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Safe, simple way to write and illustrate original tales.
URL: http://www.carnegielibrary.org/kids/storymaker/embed.cfm
(2014)
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Create beautiful books to share online and in print.
URL: http://www.storybird.com
(2012)
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Versatile inspiration generator provides solid story ideas.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2013)
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Assistive features make this writing tool worth every penny.
Devices: iPad
(2016)
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Easy app to encourage writing and recording sentences.
Devices: iPad
(2014)
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Very cool app asks questions, creates stories from answers.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
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Word processor offers extra support for struggling writers.
Devices: iPad
(2014)
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Fun images and prompts spark creativity, get kids writing.
Devices: iPad
(2013)
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Kid reporters (and readers) get schooled in journalism.
URL: http://magazines.scholastic.com/
(2011)
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Silly sentences promote creative-writing and grammar skills.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2014)
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Editing tool finds common errors, lacks any explanations.
URL: http://www.hemingwayapp.com/
(2015)
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Dynamo site for girls has priorities right.
URL: http://www.newmoon.com/
(2008)
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Maze of words makes creating illogical sentences fun.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2015)
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Interactive story-creation tool is fun but complicated
URL: https://twinery.org/
(2015)
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Motivating story starter helps teen writers get creative.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2013)
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Teen writers express themselves on supportive social site.
URL: http://www.figment.com
(2011)
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NaNoWriMo Young Writers Program Website Poster Image
Delightful crash course warmly guides budding novelists.
URL: http://ywp.nanowrimo.org/
(2013)
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Online community empowers teen poets; use privacy settings.
URL: http://www.powerpoetry.org
(2013)
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Purdue Online Writing Lab Website Poster Image
One-stop site for writing help is a good resource for teens.
URL: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/
(2013)
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SMITHTeens Website Poster Image
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Site challenges teens to summarize their lives in six words.
URL: http://smithteens.com
(2009)
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Teen Ink Website Poster Image
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Creative, supportive forum for teens to share their work.
URL: http://www.teenink.com
(2009)
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Mostly clean writers' platform could use a bit more jazz.
URL: https://www.writersky.com/
(2015)
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Wattpad Website Poster Image
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Teen writers hone craft, get feedback; watch privacy.
URL: http://www.wattpad.com/
(2014)
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Rich microblogging site includes abundant iffy content.
URL: http://www.tumblr.com/
(2009)
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